Psychotic epilepsy

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I had my mum in with me, though I hadn't planned on it when I saw an epilepsy guy about my seizures. She embellished things she didn't understand, and he misinterpreted what she meant. When I tried to fix what she said, he cut me off and told me to let her speak. She inadvertently misinformed him. He didn't listen to me. OOOOH GODDD, I sound like a somatizing patient. LOL Unfortunately, hard not to. My bf has been in to speak to my neuro, he did okay.
gov/pmc/articles/PMC1790964/ --------------------------------- Early Warning Signs Early warning signs of a psychosis can be defined as subjective experiences, thoughts, and behaviours of the patient that occur in the phase preceding a psychotic relapse (Heinrichs & Carpenter 1985; Herz & Melville 1980). The question is now which experiences, thoughts, and behaviours are characteristic for this phase.
You may be suffering from Major Depression with psychotic features given the symptoms you described. Though symptoms may be similar with temporal lobe epilepsy, the probability is low given your good mental condition prior to your symptomatology. I recommend consulting your physician for a thorough evaluation.
My fiancee, a 37 year old woman, has had two grand mal seizures in the last 10 months. In both cases she was unconscious for some time and was taken to the ER. She is not aware of any problems prior to these events. She has had MRIs, CAT scans, EEGs, etc., and her Neurologist tells her she has "secondary generalized epilepsy", and prescribed Carbatrol and Neurontin. She has taken these drugs for several months and there have been no seizures.
-went up to his brother and said “this is the night, I’m going to die” -began to have a psychotic episode: ~began to cry ~told us to stay away from him, get out of the house, “get away from me, I might hurt you”, “im going to die”… later…”are the cops coming?”, “don’t do it”, “don’t kill me”… etc…. he was trying to make himself vomit… was making a “dry heave” noise??... like metal music… etc black metal growl noise… ???
i can't give you a direction, but my history and yours have a lot of similiarity, past as well as present, and i have asked the same type of question about possible epilepsy and behavior problems. i have any leads as of yet, but maybe someone out there have had some of the issues you describe. my troubles have been deemed psychiatric too, and i am getting worse with twitches and pain in my right brain, eye and numbness in my right face. here's hoping.
I was also put on Phenobarbital for around 9 months when the Ritalin did not appear to be working. The Phenobarbital made me psychotic and prone to violent meltdowns. It was several months before anyone made the connection. I was then returned to Ritalin and remained on it until I reached puberty. When I was in my mid-20's I spontaneously developed complex-partial temporal lobe seizures. I had about 4 or 5 a year until my mid-30's when they went away and haven't been back.
My father 67yr has been diagnosised with epilepsy, he has been suffering depression, marked personality changes(including violence & sucidical) memory problems and has had what appears to be 'petit mal' fits. He has been treated the past 2 yrs with a variety of anti- depressants and anti-psychotic drugs, that did not help. He has only had a few fits, complains of a bad smell burning, and goes blanks and dribbles. He has had many MRI's and CAT's which show nothing.
My father 67yr has been diagnosised with epilepsy, he has been suffering depression, marked personality changes(including violence & sucidical) memory problems and has had what appears to be 'petit mal' fits. He has been treated the past 2 yrs with a variety of anti- depressants and anti-psychotic drugs, that did not help. He has only had a few fits, complains of a bad smell burning, and goes blanks and dribbles. He has had many MRI's and CAT's which show nothing.
The two MMPI tests show I am not psychotic, so I think these episodes must have some sort of physiological origin. I am not a drinker. My questions are: Is this some sort of epilepsy? Could MS cause these episodes? Have other people reported these episodes, and if so, what is it called? Thanks for whatever help you can give, Kel Dear Kel: Sorry to hear about all your problems.
I awoke this morning feeling as if I had been up all night running. The two MMPI tests show I am not psychotic, so I think these episodes must have some sort of physiological origin. I am not a drinker. My questions are: Is this some sort of epilepsy? Could MS cause these episodes? Have other people reported these episodes, and if so, what is it called?
psychotic disorders (including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder, shared psychotic disorder, brief psychotic disorder, substance-induced psychotic disorder), bipolar disorder, major depression with psychotic features, delirium, or dementia. Auditory hallucinations, in particular, are common in psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia.” Refer: http://www.minddisorders.com/Flu-Inv/Hallucinations.
Auditory hallucinations that come from epilepsy are not psychotic. They are from seizures such as temporal lobe epilepsy that affect the part of the brain that processes thoughts. A neurologist would have to do a further evaluation with an MRI and EEG to see where the auditory hallucinations are coming from because if they are from any form of seizure the medications need to be adjusted. And on occassion some anti-seizure medications can personality changes.
Please see a neurologist and or psychiatrist for help in further finding out the root of this problem. Do you have epilepsy, or any brain disorders? This is something to look into. I really hope you can find out what is going on.
I find an increase in paranoid / delusional thinking and other psychotic/ anxiety symptoms too just before a period. The GP wanted to treat it with a contraceptive injection, but I refused and am now trying to control it with alternative methods, although I do take an antipsychotic for bipolar anyway which must help a bit. My CPN said that she has come accross several examples where this has happened to people, so you're not alone.
side effects of medicines like muscle relaxants,sedatives, drugs used to treat depression, anxiety, pain, allergies and colds (antihistamines and decongestants), obesity, acne, epilepsy, hypertension (diuretics), diarrhea, nausea, psychotic disorders, urinary incontinence, asthma (certain bronchodilators), and Parkinson's disease ; nerve damage to the head and neck area from an injury or surgery and damage to the salivary glands by radio or chemotherapy.
Could be multiple things since 120 or more conditions can cause psychotic symptoms. Maybe he should speak with a doctor about it.
Hiya, Jan! Nice seeing you again. I was wondering whether you were still around. :o) How are you doing? Um... let's see... the epilepsy forum link will be a lonnngggg one to print here, but here it goes: http://neuro-mancer.mgh.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/forumdisplay.cgi?action=topics&forum=Epilepsy&number=33&DaysPrune=20&LastLogin= Did you get all of that?! LOL Best bet would be to copy and paste the long addy in your address bar. OR, go to www.braintalk.org.
and he seems more angry can't seem to focus at school or at home and im not able to work cause i cant trust him with the babysitter cause he hurt the last one so thats when i took him to a doctor and they said he INTERMITEN EXPLOSION DISODER and they told me to take him to consualing for help but there he had told them that he was seeing things that wasn't there and hearing voices and they would tell him to do things and the doctor said it was from the RITALIN that he was exprience schizophreni
I would talk about this with your doctor. Yes, voices and seziures can occur seperately. The psychotic element is most likely to be linked to seizures if they occur during a seziure as in temporal lobe epilepsy where you can hear/see things etc where it is not psychosis but actually part of the seizure itself or immediately after a seizure in the post ictal phase, but can occur at any time.
-Being drunk or high, or coming down from such drugs as marijuana, LSD, cocaine (including crack), PCP, amphetamines, heroin, ketamine, and alcohol -Delirium or dementia (visual hallucinations are most common) -Epilepsy that involves a part of the brain called the temporal lobe (odor hallucinations are most common) -Fever, especially in children and the elderly -Narcolepsy -Psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and psychotic depression -Sensory problem, such as blindness or deafness -Se
My daughter is still having brief acute psychotic episodes daily. Her language skills vary from being very lucid/ cohoerent at times to very regressed/ slow at times. They now say she has a PDD. She now takes depakote and geodon. I am not convinced that she doesnt have temporal lobe epilepsy. How common is it for a child to develop a PDD at 10 years old.? Most recent MRI was normal. EEGS have been normal and abnormal.
Hi , I've had 1 dr diagnose me with bi polar another with bi polar 2 , and now they seem to think it's bi polar with psychotic features or possibly schizoaffective bi polar type , i was thinking it could be ultradian rapid cycling or mixed episode's or something like that i'm on meds for it and due to see my p doc in a few weeks , i just had an eeg done yesterday for my hallucinations mainly olfactory (smelling things ) of concern to check for epilepsy , i drift in and out of my own world
htm As far as your history of epilepsy goes, you may have a touch or Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, but I doubt it. That form of epilepsy is associated with the hallucinations that you have experienced. You definitely don't sound crazy even if you think you do :) It all sounds like some acute anxiety over, well you probably know. Something triggered it and it's snowballing. Talk to a therapist, a psychotherapist (no, not cause your psycho).
It can come on in attacks as it does in me with neurological disabilities such as temporal lope epilepsy but if it occurs all the time it might indeed be a symptom of depression. But if you can communicate with people and relate to them and don't feel depressed or psychotic and there are some feelings of unreality you can't explain you might best speak to a neurologist as well. People seemed to have bumped this thread from a year ago so if you care to you could tell us how you followed up.
There are rare conditions such as temporal lobe epilepsy that cause dissociative fugues. Other than that if you are hearing voices that appear apart from you then that would be part of schizophrenia.
You didn't describe anything (unless other things occur as well) that sound psychotic because it didn't interfere with reality testing in general but specifically after sleeping. There might be changes going on while you sleep that you might be unaware of. A neurologist would need to do full testing but seizures from epilepsy and other changes can occur while sleeping and disrupt consciousness and awareness.
You might not have schizoaffective but bipolar with psychotic features. However, with both you would be prescribed an anti-psychotic. The one least likely to create the long term side effects of diabetes and tardive dyskinesia is Abilify. As for the treatment I am on glycine, in official studies its used as an adjunct (additional) antipsychotic but I am the first person to recover with it out of study as a primary (stand alone) antipsychotic.
This is probably going to be a little long-winded and maybe a little psychotic...but I've asked several doctors and keep getting the run around or being told I am sitting up to fast. Having bizarre vision problems. About 18 months ago (while I was pregnant) would occasionally experience what I can only describe as lightening coming in from the corners of my eyes...just bright white zigzags and spots, would only last a couple seconds then be over...still happens every now and then.
Ah yeah the syphillis I was tested for before when they were trying to figure out why I was psychotic back in the day. Not sure what psychotic disorder they thought I had back then after doing all that since I was never told.
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